The Ultimate Christmas Dinner Recipe Guide

The holidays just got so much more delicious.

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There's no need to stress about making Christmas dinner this year—we have everything you need to make a crowd pleasing feast right here! With delicious recipes for perfectly cooked turkeys, classic holiday pies, and unbelievably good mashed potatoes, these dishes will make December 25 tastier than ever before.

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christmas dinner pie
Brian Woodcock
Gingery Sweet Potato Pie

Fresh ginger gives a classic sweet potato pie recipe a delicious upgrade.

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christmas dinner carrots
Averie Cooks
Herb-Roasted Tri-Colored Carrots

This side dish is perfectly seasoned with rosemary, thyme, and parsley.

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christmas dinner turkey
Jo Cooks
Maple Mustard Roasted Turkey Thighs

These juicy thighs are so much easier to make than cooking an entire turkey.

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christmas dinner mashed potatoes
Yellow Bliss Road
French Onion Mashed Potatoes

Caramelized and fried onions take regular mashed potatoes to the next level.

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christmas dinner biscuits
Wine and Glue
Buttermilk Biscuits

These flaky biscuits come together in less than 20 minutes.

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christmas dinner prime rib
The Recipe Critic
Garlic Butter Herb Prime Rib

This melt-in-your-mouth prime rib will make your holiday supper unforgettable.

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Lil' Luna
Cream Cheese and Parmesan Asparagus

Stuffed with cream cheese, rolled in puff pastry, and sprinkled with Parmesan cheese, this is the tastiest way to get everyone eating their vegetables!

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christmas dinner cranberry sauce
Chelsea's Messy Apron
Cranberry Sauce

Trust us: Homemade cranberry sauce is so much better than the canned stuff—and it's super easy to make!

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christmas dinner hot chocolate
If You Give a Blonde a Kitchen
Mocha Hot Chocolate Coffee

You'll need a little afternoon pick-me-up after getting up early to open Christmas presents. This chocolatey drink will give you a little boost and satisfy your sweet tooth.

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christmas dinner turkey
David Tsay
Red Chile and Orange Glazed Turkey

Pro tip: Use a to brine your turkey. It will free up precious refrigerator space.

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christmas dinner brussels sprouts
Brian Woodcock
Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Serve up a simple, healthy side with this 20-minute recipe.

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christmas dinner ham
Creme de la Crumb
Rosemary Citrus Glazed Ham

This sweet and savory recipe will impress all your holiday guests.

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christmas dinner mac and cheese
Half Baked Harvest
Baked Mac and Cheese

This five-cheese recipe will have you licking your plate clean.

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christmas dinner mashed potatoes
The Recipe Critic
Garlic Herb Roasted Potatoes

The best part about these unbelievably creamy potatoes? You can make them on the stove or in your .

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christmas dinner spinach
The Cookie Rookie
Spinach Gratin

This creamy, bread crumb-topped dish will have everyone eating their greens.

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christmas dinner stuffing
Dinner at the Zoo
Sausage Stuffing

You can prepare this stuffing in advance and put it in the oven when you're ready to serve dinner.

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christmas dinner gravy
Cooking Classy
Easy Gravy

Forget bland gravy recipes: This flavorful version will take all your dishes to the next level.

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christmas dinner green beans
Julia's Album
Garlic and Bacon Green Beans

How to make green beans even better? Add bacon, of course!

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fried turkey recipe
Johnny Miller
Fried Turkey

Take a cue from southern tradition and serve up your Christmas turkey nice and crispy. Though this deep fryer recipe takes some time, the tasty results are well worth it.

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rosemary monkey bread stuffing recipe
Brian Woodcock
Rosemary Monkey Bread Stuffing

Served by the slice, this flavorful stuffing made with herbs and focaccia bread tastes great with gravy or cranberry sauce on top.

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filet mignon recipe
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Filet Mignon with Shallot Butter

If you're looking to cut down on meal prep, skip the time-consuming turkey this year and opt for these herb and butter topped filet mignons, which take less than 25 minutes to make.

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pine tree christmas cake recipe
Becky Luigart-Stayner
Christmas Tree Cake

End Christmas on a sweet note with this chocolate chip cake that's as festive as it is delicious.

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big batch christmas punch recipe
Courtesy of Cooking Classy
Big Batch Christmas Punch

This booze-free cranberry punch is perfect for family Christmas celebrations or kid-friendly parties. Stir up a big batch and then throw it in a to give your guests easy access.

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bacon pecan cheese log recipe
Jon Boulton
Bacon Pecan Cheese Log

Your friends and family will love gearing up for your Christmas feast with this cheese log appetizer.

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Christmas Tree Salad
Courtesy of Healthy Happy Life
Christmas Tree Salad

Just like your holiday tree, this salad is full of bright and colorful accents. Brimming with pomegranate, grapes, mandarin oranges, cranberries, apples, and pecans, it packs serious crunch and punch.

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cranberry sweet potato casserole recipe
Courtesy of Homemade Interest
Cranberry Sweet Potato Casserole

For cranberry fans, sauce simply isn't enough! Step up your game with this sweet potato casserole loaded with flavor and color.

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cornbread casserole recipe
Courtesy of Yellow Bliss Road
Cornbread Casserole

You simply can't go wrong with this traditional southern dish guaranteed to please guests young and old. Even the pickiest eaters can't say no!

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jingle juice christmas cocktail recipe
Courtesy of Baked Bree
Jingle Juice Christmas Cocktail

Give the grownups their very own Christmas drink to sip on. It's just the thing to relax and unwind with after a long month of holiday prep and parties.

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sorghum glazed sweet potatoes recipe
Johnny Miller
Sorghum Glazed Sweet Potatoes

Store-bought candied pecans add crunch to this comfort food dish.

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beef tenderloin recipe
Ryan Liebe
Beef Tenderloin with Roasted Cauliflower-Pomegranate Salad

This juicy beef tenderloin is brightened by a tangy cauliflower-pomegranate salad that is sure to satisfy any crowd.

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